The canine spirit of friendship

 

photoTrust in me my friend for I am your comrade,

All I have to offer is love and comfort.

When all others have left you and the loneliness of the night closes in,

I will be at your side.

 

Together we will conquer all obstacles,

All I ask of you is compassion,

The caring touch of your hands,

It is for you that I will selflessly give my life and spend my nights unrested.

Although our days together may be marked by the passing of the seasons,

Know that each day at your side is my reward.

 

My days are measured by the coming and going of your footsteps,

I anticipate them at the opening of the door.

You’re the voice of caring when I am ill,

The voice of authority over me when I’ve done wrong,

I attempt to do only what you bid of me,

I seek only to please you and remain in your favor,

A bond only like you will understand, when outsiders see us together.

 

I will quietly listen to you and pass no judgment,

Nor will your spoken words be repeated,

I will remain ever silent, ever vigilant, ever loyal,

And when our time together is done and you move on in the world,

Remember me with kind thoughts and tales.

 

If we should ever meet again on another field,

I will gladly relive my life with you.